Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Romance, YA
When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the King's Champion and be released from prison.
Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her.
And a princess from a foreign land will become the one thing Celaena never thought she'd have again: a friend.
But something evil dwells in the castle—and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying, horribly, one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival—and a desperate quest to root out the source of the evil before it destroys her world.
Celaena is awesome!
Can’t wait to see how they develop
Interesting and Mysterious :)
I couldn’t put this down!
I like it
Romance Overview – Celaena and Dorian
Hard to tell what Celaena is feeling
I love Dorian!
Sometimes, she argues more with Chaol
Unlikely at this point in time
I prefer Dorian
What I Loved
- I loved the mystery in Throne of Glass. The creature that was killing off her competitors was really creepy and I was surprised at who ended up being behind the killings.
- Celaena. She’s a very interesting main character. I like that being an assassin hasn’t hardened her and all she really wants in life is to be free and to live her own life. Also, bonus points for being a book lover :)
- I loved her romance with Dorian! I think I’m leaning towards shipping her with Dorian in this series rather than Chaol. I can’t decide if I like Chaol or not. I think I’d prefer that he just stay a best friend.
- The plot was exciting and interesting! I couldn’t stop reading this one and even brought it to work with me so I could finish it up during my lunch break :D
What I Didn’t Love
- I don’t know if I really liked how the final battle happened. It was a bit odd. I thik it would have been more interesting if it had happened as it should have originally.
“Of course.” He picked up the brown bag of candy on the table. “What’s your . . .” He trailed off as he weighed the bag in his hands. “Didn’t I give you three pounds of candy?”
She smiled impishly.
“You ate half the bag!”
“Was I supposed to save it?”
“I would have liked some!”
“You never told me that.”
“Because I didn’t expect you to consume all of it before breakfast!”
She snatched the bag from him and put it on the table. “Well, that just shows poor judgement on your part, doesn’t it?”
“As my friend, you should either bring me along, or keep me company.”
“Friend?” he asked.
She blushed. “Well, ‘scowling escort’ is a better description. Or ‘reluctant acquaintance’, if you prefer.”
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I’m so glad that I loved this book! There is some crazy hype surrounding this series and I was afraid it wouldn’t be for me. Actually, I’m surprised that some people say they don’t enjoy Throne of Glass as much as the rest of the books in the series.
EDIT: At the time of publishing this post, I’ve read half of Crown of Midnight and DNF’d it. For some reason I don’t really like Chaol and I don’t like the way Celaena is treating people. I’ve also been reading reviews of future books in this series and just don’t think this series is for me. I think these books will be too thick and descriptive for me and won’t have enough romance for my liking :/ Darn! I’m glad I gave this series a chance though because I still really loved the first book :)
What has been your favorite book in the Throne of Glass series? Do you prefer Dorian or Chaol?
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